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Easy: Exercise

Easy: Exercise

Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

This episode is easy so we’re looking at common football words and phrases. Things you use and need to know to play the game.

Summary

Learn more football vocabulary with Premier Skills English. Each lesson in our Premier Vocabulary section looks at one football word or phrase. This lesson looks at the word exercise

You can find more lessons on the side of this page.

Transcript

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to Premier Skills English - Premier Vocabulary.

Jack: Hi there! I’m Jack. We’re here to help you with your football English. Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. 

Rich: Don’t forget you can always find the transcript for all our podcasts on the Premier Skills English website. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

Jack: This episode is easy so we’re looking at common football words and phrases; things you use and need to know to play the game.


Rich: The word we are looking at in this episode is: exercise.

Jack: There are a number of meanings and uses of the word exercise,  but we are just going to look at how the word is used to talk about sport and fitness.

Rich: We’ll look at how it can be used as a countable noun, an uncountable noun and a verb and we’ll look at some common collocations with the word exercise.

Jack: Let’s start with the noun. Exercise is the physical activity we do to stay healthy and get stronger.

Rich: It’s good to do some exercise every day even if you only go for a twenty-minute run. It’s better than nothing.

Jack: Yes, exercise is good for us. Here the noun is uncountable - when we are talking about exercise and fitness in general. 

Rich: We might say that running is good exercise, it’s good to do regular exercise, or I don’t get enough physical exercise. In all of these common collocations, exercise is an uncountable noun.

Jack: The most common collocation is probably do exercise - I do exercise every day, but we can also take exercise and it means the same thing - my doctor tells me I should take more exercise.

Rich: We could also just use the verb - I should exercise more. How often do you exercise, Jack?

Jack: I don’t exercise enough. That’s for sure. We can also exercise parts of our body. Doing sit ups exercises our abs or lunges exercise our hamstrings and calves in our legs.

Rich: We also said that exercise is used as a countable noun. When we use exercise as a countable noun we are usually talking about a set of activities that we do.

Jack: Before you do exercise you might do some stretching exercises or warming up exercises and after you finish your exercise you might do some cooling down exercises. 

Rich: We’ve used a few common collocations already in this episode: do exercise, physical exercise, regular exercise and good exercise. 

Jack: We also talk about different types of exercises. When we do exercise we might do some cardiovascular exercises or just cardio for short.

Rich: These are exercises that get your heart rate and breathing rate up. Good cardiovascular exercises might be things that involve running.

Jack: These are sometimes also called aerobic exercises. I’ve read that it’s best to do different types of exercises: cardio or aerobic exercises and also exercises that work on strength, balance and flexibility.

Rich: That sounds a lot - maybe I should just buy an exercise bike then I can do exercise while I’m at work.


Jack: There is the final whistle!

Rich: We’ll be back soon with more Premier Vocabulary from Premier Skills English.

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football. 

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How much exercise do you do?

What types of exercises do you do?

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Michaelsun
17/03/2022
CN
738
points

Climbing mountains is the only exercise I do.


Michaelsun
17/03/2022 13:33
China
Manchester United
738

Climbing mountains is the only exercise I do.

Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
28/05/2021
BR
1512
points

I'm used to exercise everyday. I do runnings, streching, weight training and practice some football in order to keep fit.


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Gabriel Amaral
28/05/2021 17:45
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

I'm used to exercise everyday. I do runnings, streching, weight training and practice some football in order to keep fit.

markmex2099
30/12/2020
MX
22
points

Well, i do exercise every day, all weeks And i do streng and cardio exercises.


markmex2099
30/12/2020 00:45
Mexico
Manchester United
22

Well, i do exercise every day, all weeks And i do streng and cardio exercises.

hsn's picture
hsn
10/12/2020
TR
4431
points

How much exercise do you do?
I do exercise regularly. It takes me one and half hour.

What types of exercises do you do?
I do set of activity as exercises. At first stretching exercises. Then jogging (before covid-19) but now I'm walking about (4K-6K) finally I do cardio as cooling down exercises .

P.S.
I’ve read that there are fifteen (15) different words in English which describe “walking” activity which differs from very slow to fast rate.


hsn's picture
hsn
10/12/2020 17:10
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
4431

How much exercise do you do?
I do exercise regularly. It takes me one and half hour.

What types of exercises do you do?
I do set of activity as exercises. At first stretching exercises. Then jogging (before covid-19) but now I'm walking about (4K-6K) finally I do cardio as cooling down exercises .

P.S.
I’ve read that there are fifteen (15) different words in English which describe “walking” activity which differs from very slow to fast rate.

marynchukdenys1984's picture
marynchukdenys1984
08/12/2020
UA
272
points

Hi everyone, My favorite exercises are play football. The game includes a lot of different exercises and it brings pleasure. I'm recommended :)


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marynchukdenys1984
08/12/2020 17:04
Ukraine
Liverpool
272

Hi everyone, My favorite exercises are play football. The game includes a lot of different exercises and it brings pleasure. I'm recommended :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/12/2020
TR
6472
points

Last week , we introduced the word ( workout ) and this week ( exercise ).

I was wondering what the difference is in meaning between them or they are interchangeable.

Thanks in advance :)


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mobeckham
08/12/2020 08:04
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

Last week , we introduced the word ( workout ) and this week ( exercise ).

I was wondering what the difference is in meaning between them or they are interchangeable.

Thanks in advance :)

admin's picture
admin
08/12/2020
GB
496
points

Hi Mobeckham

This is interesting. Exercise can be a general noun meaning activity for health and fitness or it can mean a specific movement or activity type. A workout is normally a series of exercises. So you can go to the gym and start on the treadmill and then do some strength training (push ups, sit ups, weights). All of these exercises together are a workout. 

You would always say: 'I'm going to the gym for a workout,' or 'I'm going to the gym to do some exercise' but never 'I'm going to the gym for an exercise.'

I hope that helps

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team


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admin
08/12/2020 13:39
United Kingdom
Arsenal
496

Hi Mobeckham

This is interesting. Exercise can be a general noun meaning activity for health and fitness or it can mean a specific movement or activity type. A workout is normally a series of exercises. So you can go to the gym and start on the treadmill and then do some strength training (push ups, sit ups, weights). All of these exercises together are a workout. 

You would always say: 'I'm going to the gym for a workout,' or 'I'm going to the gym to do some exercise' but never 'I'm going to the gym for an exercise.'

I hope that helps

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team

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mobeckham
10/12/2020
TR
6472
points

I really appreciate your simple but valuable explanation , Jack.

Thanks a lot for your efforts you and all the great team behind you :)

Wish the best of luck for Arsenal this weekend. I hope they bounce back soon :)


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mobeckham
10/12/2020 14:31
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

I really appreciate your simple but valuable explanation , Jack.

Thanks a lot for your efforts you and all the great team behind you :)

Wish the best of luck for Arsenal this weekend. I hope they bounce back soon :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/12/2020
TR
6472
points

I do exercise regularly almost everyday to keep fit and healthy during the lockdown days.

I usually do stretches and press-ups indoors and I go running and cycling outdoors by the seaside.


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/12/2020 08:00
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

I do exercise regularly almost everyday to keep fit and healthy during the lockdown days.

I usually do stretches and press-ups indoors and I go running and cycling outdoors by the seaside.

Yoshichika's picture
Yoshichika
08/12/2020
JP
76
points

I usually do exercises 3 time every week.
My exercise is running.


Yoshichika's picture
Yoshichika
08/12/2020 05:50
Japan
Liverpool
76

I usually do exercises 3 time every week.
My exercise is running.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
08/12/2020
UA
6200
points

Running is an exercise one should do the older the less imho.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
08/12/2020 01:22
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

Running is an exercise one should do the older the less imho.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
08/12/2020
UA
6200
points

Standing on one's head is a good exercise. Only do it carefully and from time to time.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
08/12/2020 01:19
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

Standing on one's head is a good exercise. Only do it carefully and from time to time.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
08/12/2020
UA
6200
points

Stretching is an exercise one must do on a daily basis.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
08/12/2020 01:18
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

Stretching is an exercise one must do on a daily basis.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
08/12/2020
UA
6200
points

 I don’t exercise enough these days. That’s for dead sure. 


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
08/12/2020 01:16
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

 I don’t exercise enough these days. That’s for dead sure. 

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